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Ronald L. Detweiler

November 6, 1932 February 14, 2019
Ronald  L. Detweiler
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Obituary for Ronald L. Detweiler

Ronald L. Detweiler, 86, of Iowa City, passed away on February 14th at the Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County after a short illness.

Ron’s family will greet friends Saturday, March 9th, from 9:00 am until noon at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City. A Celebration of Ron’s Life will begin at noon at the funeral home. Inurnment with military rites will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City.

Ron was born November 6, 1932 in Wellman, Iowa, the son of William and Blanche (Norris) Detweiler. He married Gelaine Patterson on October 22, 1956. Ron worked at the University of Iowa as a pipefitter in the physical plant for many years. He and Gelaine enjoyed his early retirement, spending winters in Florida or Arizona.

Ron is survived by his three children, Lori Lacina (Verne Nelson) of
Solon, Randy Detweiler (Mary Jo) of Pittsburgh, PA and Bill Detweiler (Lisa) of Ames.
He is also survived by his 3 beloved grandchildren, Matt, Lauren, and Meghan, 4 brothers Dwain, Merlyn, Gene and his twin brother, Donald and a special friend, Kathy Roudabush.

Ron was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Gelaine, an infant brother Wendell, a son-in-law, Duane Lacina and special friend, Marilyn Rouner.

Memorial contributions to Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County and Iowa City Hospice.


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Greeting

Saturday

9

Mar

9:00 AM 3/9/2019 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/9/2019 12:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Military Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday March 9th, at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Mar

12:00 PM 3/9/2019 12:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memory Gardens Cemetery Final Resting Place

2600 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

2600 Muscatine Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States
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